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Old 09-04-2019, 05:44 PM   #11
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I forgot the *OK/Okay* issue. Sorry.

Both forms are considered correct. I always use *okay* except for selections in computer programs. I regard *OK* as an abbreviation, and I do not like abbreviations for words. The problem with this word is that nobody knows where it came from. Nobody knows — I have done the research. It was not used before the 1800s, and it started in America. I think that the "orl korrekt" theory is total bullsheet.

Unfortunately *OK/Okay* has infected the whole world. Everybody says it now. People write screenplays in which medieval Englishmen or colonial Americans say *OK/Okay*. It drives me crazy.
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Old 09-04-2019, 07:54 PM   #12
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Looks like this is going to be one of those things that's wrong, no matter how you do it.
I just do it how I do it, and fukk anyone who says I did it wrong. Ya know? I mean, seriously, when I’m reading I super don’t care. Make a stylistic choice and stick with it. If you do something weird, like I flip the page and the only word on the page is...

“DEAD”

Fukkin rad bro! Balls. What else is this writer gonna do? Personally I’d be like “dude that’s fukkin RAD! Way to surprise me!” So long as the writing lives up to the tricks.

Point: I’m easily bored. Take some risks please! IMO
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:08 PM   #13
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see, i'm not alone. I don't think it matters, just what you like.

I was writing a lot of

Hey, Kid

Hey, Lady

And I want to write

Hey, kid

Hey, lady

In courier it looks cooler! It's not important at all.
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:57 AM   #14
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Default Re: Hey, kid > Okay

Many thanks to ComicBent for another good lesson in proper writing which I’m always sure I need, thus I read, and then I heed.

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Confession: I skipped the other replies.

DIRECT ADDRESS

Short answer: Use the comma, as in *Hey, kid*.

Long answer: Sometimes, especially in screenwriting, these expletives like *Hey* are joined to the following name without a comma because there is little or no pause between the expletive and the name. However, I recommend using the comma. The comma has a significance besides signalling a pause.

CAPITALIZATION

Do not capitalize *kid* unless it is a name (maybe they always call him *Kid*, and would introduce him to others as *Kid*).

As always, some tough instances can arise. For example:

What do you do when are talking to a mayor and you want to call him *mister*?

Best way: What do you think, *Mr. Mayor*?

*Mayor* is not his name, but it is used as such here.

But, when talking to a policeman, these are both correct:

Correct: Good to see you again, *Officer Smith*.

Correct: I did not know I was speeding, *officer*.

Have a grammatically and stylistically correct day!
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I forgot the *OK/Okay* issue. Sorry.

Both forms are considered correct. I always use *okay* except for selections in computer programs. I regard *OK* as an abbreviation, and I do not like abbreviations for words. The problem with this word is that nobody knows where it came from. Nobody knows — I have done the research. It was not used before the 1800s, and it started in America. I think that the "orl korrekt" theory is total bullsheet.

Unfortunately *OK/Okay* has infected the whole world. Everybody says it now. People write screenplays in which medieval Englishmen or colonial Americans say *OK/Okay*. It drives me crazy.
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:43 AM   #15
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Thank you, TigerFang.

But as you can see from the other replies, most people do not care and become flippant and dismissive when someone actually answers the questions about these matters.

Happy writing, everyone.


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Old 09-06-2019, 09:54 AM   #16
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Watching field of dreams, closed caption, it said

"hey, rookie" a huge Direct Address -- the camera even has close up of his face --- and it looked better to me on paper than "hey, Rookie."

Style over getting an A in English class.
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Old 09-06-2019, 11:44 PM   #17
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Here's looking at you, baby goat.
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